"Griefwalker" on Dealing with Death
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The paper reviews the four quadrants in the documentary "Griefwalker" where Stephen Jenkinson, palliative care counselor at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, counsels patients who are dying, or has someone close to them that is dying. The paper shows how although each person's situation is different, Stephen is able to counsel them in such a way to help them not only cope with the thought of death, but to accept it as well. This paper opines that it is an eye opening documentary that should be watched by everyone.
From the Paper:"This quadrant is defined by the social worker who works with clients on their own behalf. The scene where the woman was lying on the couch falls into this category. She seems somewhat at peace with the fact that she was dying, but she was worried about her family remaining a family after she was gone. Her family was blended and she worried that they would break up because she felt she was the glue that held them together.
"Stephen counseled her not to worry about whether or not her family would break up, but to show them with her actions that she had accepted death. He tells her that how she dies is more important that what she dies of. He tells her that everything that begins must end. Just as everyone's life will end eventually, even marriages have an end date. We don't always know when this time will come, but it will and instead of worrying about it, we should be prepared and accepting of it. When others see how we view our own impending death, it helps them to be more accepting of theirs when the time comes."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Wilson, T. (Producer). (2008). Griefwalker [Documentary]. (Available at http://www.nfb.ca/film/griefwalker/).
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"Griefwalker" on Dealing with Death (2013, May 02) Retrieved January 28, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/film-review/griefwalker-on-dealing-with-death-153071/
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